Welcome to the Blog Hop

We have a fun Friday (and Saturday) in store for you! It’s our very first Design Team blog hop and we’re so super excited that you’re here to support us! The Design Team has been busy working on some fun Christmas projects to help you get in the holiday crafting mood. I know… Thanksgiving isn’t over, yet! But, us crafters need a plan and have to get started early to make the magic happen!

To celebrate and to help you get your holiday crafting cutting files… EVERYTHING IN THE ONLINE SHOP IS 25% OFF THIS WEEKEND (now through Sunday)! Just use coupon code: JOLLY25 at checkout.

And, to express my appreciation to YOU, I’ve created a SVG/DXF gift tag set to give to YOU today absolutely FREE. I am truly humbled and honored that so many of you support my design and products. You are AMAZING and I thank you!! You can collect a tag file at each of the Design Team blogs. So, be sure to visit each blog to get the entire set.


Last but not least… we’re also giving away a $25 gift card to the online shop to one lucky winner. Simply leave a comment at each stop along the blog hop (there’s 7) and we’ll choose a random winner from the commenters. I’ll post the winner here on my blog and on my Facebook page on Sunday. So, be sure to check back so I can send the winner a gift card.

So, without further delay… I’d like to share with you a project I’ve been working on for the blog hop… a village. There are 3 separate SVG/DXF files: Cottage, Church, and School House. I’ve spent my spare moments over the past few weeks developing the cutting files for this darling set and they are NOW available in my ONLINE SHOP. Due to the time involved in developing the village it will remain exclusive to my online shop. And, at 25% OFF, this is the time to pick it up! I’m so happy with how it turned out. The pictures look pretty good, but it’s absolutely awesome in person! You’ll be amazed at how simple these are to construct. What a cute home decor set for the holidays! And, the school would make a super cute teacher gift!!

Don’t forget to comment at all 7 stops for your chance to win a $25 gift card. Thanks for visiting. Below is the lineup for the rest of the blog hop. Have FUN!

Lori Whitlock (you are here)
Carolyn King
Natalie Graham
Corri Garza
Joy Dickson
Krissy Clark
Tamara Tripodi

Have a super awesome weekend getting ready for Thanksgiving! Hopefully you find this hop inspiring!

by Lori Whitlock

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Tammy Luiz - November 20, 2011 - 3:31 pm

the village is so cute. What a great idea.

jacki nguyen - November 20, 2011 - 3:30 pm

The village looks great! Super cozy looking.

Michelle Liimatainen - November 20, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Lori this village is absolutely darling. I just adore it. My daughter and I will be making this for sure! :)

Patty Bailey - November 20, 2011 - 9:14 am

Absolutely stunning buildings! These are sooo neat and can be easily embellished! Thanks for the free tags and the chances to win!

Lori Whitlock - November 20, 2011 - 7:31 am

I am blown away by all your kind comments! Thank you so much for visiting!
Bunnyfreak… You’d be amazed at how easy those village pieces are to assemble. The sides are made of 2 pieces, the trim pieces fit perfectly over the doors and windows. Then you just add the roof and bottom. They are fun to assemble and they make a really classy project.
Lora…. Yes, I’ll send an email to the winner, too. Great idea.

Have a great day everyone!!

bonnie - November 20, 2011 - 7:23 am

Sorry not sure what happened when I submitted my comment….it all went crazy!! 😉 Hugs x

bonnie - November 20, 2011 - 7:21 am

Oh my gosh sweetie such cute files…loving the freebie tags these are so cool…thank you so very much! 😉 Hugs x

Nancy Jensen - November 20, 2011 - 3:10 am

Wow – just wow! Your village is amazing! I’m bummed because I missed buying the sure cuts a lot before they had to change it… I just got a cricut and can’t use svg files. *sniff* I would TOTALLY buy these svg files if I could use them. Thanks for the chance to win the $25 gift certificate!

Lisa Malachinski - November 19, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Wow. Thanks for the tags! I can’t wait to see what other fun creation your team comes up with. I’ve bought lots of your gsd files from silhouette. Got to love them.

Terri Marchbanks - November 19, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Lori You are amazing, the village ABSOLUTELY STUNNING…Hugs my Friend!!!

Bunnyfreak - November 19, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Love the village. How hard is it to put together?

Kaycee Mason - November 19, 2011 - 7:07 pm

I love your village!!! Wish there was some way to make them so that they would be stable enough to stand up to toddlers!!! Great chance and I’m loving your site!!!

vicki schlieve - November 19, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Wonderful website Lori! Thanks for the tags. :)

Lora - November 19, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Lori, All you files are really cute, I can’t decide which ones to buy, I want all of them.

I would hope that you would also e-mail the winner. Perhaps not everyone has a facebook account and would not be unable to log into face book to see who the winner is. I am one of those folks that do not go to facebook maybe others don’t either.

Have a wonderful weekend.

angie s - November 19, 2011 - 5:17 pm

I absolutely love the village set! This isadorable.
Thanks for sharing & chance to win.-angie

angie s - November 19, 2011 - 5:15 pm

I absolutely love the village set! This is adorable.
Thanks for sharing & chance to win. – angie

Jamie - Ooh La La Paperie - November 19, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Lori, these are amazing! super fun 3D projects!

thanks for the freebie! just in time for christmas tags. = )

Trisha - November 19, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Well, Lori, I am so impressed by your SVG files. So glad I decided to check out this hop. Great job on your village and I will be back later to check out your store. I am a new follower and a new subscriber, so now I’ll be kept informed of all your designs. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lora - November 19, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Thank you for the tag. I have many of your cutting files.

Lora - November 19, 2011 - 2:26 pm

thank you for the tag, I have a lot of your files you do such a great job designing.

Christine - November 19, 2011 - 12:23 pm

Wow, your buildings look great.

Ruth G - November 19, 2011 - 11:17 am

I absolutely love your village! The details are just so perfect! What an awesome idea for a paper project! Thanks so much for sharing!

Trish May - November 19, 2011 - 11:15 am

Love the ideas and the tags. I could not get the last 4 tags to download in the Silhouette software. Anyone else having this same problem?

Lisa W - November 19, 2011 - 11:07 am

That village is to die for. So kind of you to share your tags with everyone.

Lisa W - November 19, 2011 - 11:05 am

Wow that village is amazing. So much talent you have. What a nice thing to do buy sharing your tags will all of us.!


JessicaS - November 19, 2011 - 10:35 am

Wow, what an amazing design team you have! I love your little village.

Cindee Lorenzo - November 19, 2011 - 8:55 am

Wow, what an awesome village! So much detail! Thanks for the 25% off too! Awesome!

marilyn - November 19, 2011 - 8:27 am

your village is just fabulous, Lori…thanks for the chance to win!

Andi Sexton - November 19, 2011 - 6:56 am

OH my… love the houses! What a treat to see the blog hop!

CallyAnn - November 19, 2011 - 4:41 am

Adorable and super fun! I love it! TFS CallyAnn

Carolyn - November 18, 2011 - 9:51 pm

I have just recently discovered your blog and totally love it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

teresab - November 18, 2011 - 9:43 pm

Super cute!!!! Love everything!!!

Michelle Miller - November 18, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Wow! this is all so inspiring! I can hardly wait for my Cameo to arrive!

indy - November 18, 2011 - 8:53 pm

Your village is absolutely amazing!!

Savannah O'Gwynn - November 18, 2011 - 8:41 pm

WOOOOOOOOW! I am super excited to check out this hop! THANKS for the tag download–Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Susan - November 18, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Wow Lori — your Christmas village is fabulous! I wish that I had your talent to turn ideas into actual creations. Thanks for the discount coupon, free tags, this blog hop and your giveaway. Wishing you continued success!

Susan - November 18, 2011 - 7:50 pm

Wow Lori — your Christmas village is amazing. I can’t believe you were able to create this and then re-imagine it for people to be able to download and re-create themselves! What talent! Thanks for sharing your amazing designs, for the giveaway, the 25% off coupon, and for the free tags! Can’t wait to keep hopping!

Shannon T. - November 18, 2011 - 7:14 pm

LOVE the little village. Amazing designs as ALWAYS!

Cherri Simon - November 18, 2011 - 7:12 pm

I’m looking forward to all the stops on the blog hop :). The village is a great kick-off. Very nice. Thanks.

Tracy - November 18, 2011 - 6:39 pm

What a wonderful creation! Who knew you could create a paper village! I think it is so unique and will be a family heirloom!

Tiana T - November 18, 2011 - 5:55 pm

awesome village & thanks for the tags!!

Tiana T - November 18, 2011 - 5:54 pm

awesome village, and love the tags

Karen McAlpine - November 18, 2011 - 5:50 pm

Cute village! So, these are digital images that are printed out. And, then cut. I get it. Really cute idea. This village would look great on a mantel or coffee table. Thanks for sharing.

LisaR - November 18, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Cute village set! Going hoppin’ TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Joy White - November 18, 2011 - 5:21 pm

I love your village,Very cute.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Carolyn King - November 18, 2011 - 5:11 pm

You already know how much i love this. Amazing!!!!

Sue D - November 18, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Thanks so much for the tags! Your little village is adorable!

Melissa S - November 18, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Love the village! What a wonderful blog hop. You and your design team have come up with some amazing projects. Thanks so much for the inspiration and chance to win!

Heather Dustin - November 18, 2011 - 4:02 pm

Very Cute! So Detailed!

laura - November 18, 2011 - 3:51 pm

How cute! I would love to make that for my sons teacher! Awesome Creativity!

Janice - November 18, 2011 - 3:36 pm

Darling houses for holiday decorating!

Shelley - November 18, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Very nice…love the church!

DanielleMW - November 18, 2011 - 3:11 pm

How talented you are! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Wendy - November 18, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Thank you for all the lovely designs and the free tags. I love the village can’t wait to make it!!!

Chelle Chapman - November 18, 2011 - 2:54 pm

OMG, how stinkin cute!! DH & I were JUST talking about a Christmas village that we can do together!! This would be perfect! I so need to show this to him. GREAT job Lori!!!!
TFS ChelleBee

LinhC - November 18, 2011 - 2:53 pm

I love blog hops! Here I go…

JodyM - November 18, 2011 - 1:21 pm

What a fun way to introduce your design team. Love this village, you did a fantastic job designing it!

Denise - November 18, 2011 - 1:11 pm

The village is so cute! Thanks for the blog hop too

Sarah L - November 18, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Very cute little village! I just love blog hops!

Beth Hillier - November 18, 2011 - 11:50 am

Your Village is beautiful and the tags are great! Thanks!

Joanna F - November 18, 2011 - 11:35 am

Just a new subscriber.=) Thanks for the giveaway & free tags.=)

Paula - November 18, 2011 - 11:31 am


What a cute village! I love it – thanks for sharing your talent!

Cindy Edwards - November 18, 2011 - 11:14 am

All these women have showed their wonderful love and talent and creativitity. All the prjoects stand out and give great ideas for this upcoming christmas season. It has been such a pleasure to hop through each and everyone. Thanks for putting together this hop and for the chance to win. Once again who doesn’t love Lori Whitlock and the wonderful things she creates for our personal enjoyment to share with others.

Mendi Yoshikawa - November 18, 2011 - 11:01 am

This village is too cute! Thanks for the blog hop and free shapes! I am a huge fan of yours! :)

Donna Rinckel - November 18, 2011 - 10:54 am

What a darling display! Love the idea of a little Christmas scene with these. Wonderful to decorate for the holidays.

rkokes - November 18, 2011 - 10:53 am

amazing village!!!

Charlene G - November 18, 2011 - 10:47 am

Love the village so cute, great job. Love blog hops, so fun!

Carole - November 18, 2011 - 10:32 am

What an adorable village;)

Carole - November 18, 2011 - 10:30 am

What an adorable village. Is it a high rent area? HeHe;)

Sheila - November 18, 2011 - 10:26 am

Never mind! I didn’t look far enough down. Sorry. Love your designs. Thanks so much for sharing.

Ashley C - November 18, 2011 - 10:23 am

Wow, such beautiful buildings. Love them.

Sheila - November 18, 2011 - 10:22 am

I can’t get the code to work in my cart. Help! :-)

Kasi - November 18, 2011 - 9:45 am

The cutest little village ever!

Donna English - November 18, 2011 - 9:23 am

Thank you for the free tag. Your village is adorable!

Mustangkayla - November 18, 2011 - 9:09 am

What an incredibly talented DT you have! FABULOUS blog hop! So much inspiration and such fabulous ideas!

Suz - November 18, 2011 - 8:58 am

Wow! That is amazing. Nice work.

Blythe Starkie - November 18, 2011 - 8:52 am

Wow! I cannot get over how super talented you are! That little village is absoluetly amazing! Also, thank you for the free tags. You are so sweet!

Mustangkayla - November 18, 2011 - 8:52 am

Oh wow…the village is fantastic!

Sue Alg - November 18, 2011 - 8:49 am

Love your village. I have to get. Even if I don’t complete for this year (so many projects so little time), I’m going to create for next year. Thanks so much for your blog hop.

Deb Brooner - November 18, 2011 - 8:47 am

There is something magical about tiny houses!

Linda Lloyd - November 18, 2011 - 8:44 am

Wow, I love that village so much, I am in the process of re-arranging my house so might just have to make them for christmas….

Lindsey - November 18, 2011 - 8:40 am

love the sweet little village! Wow!

Chrissie T. - November 18, 2011 - 8:38 am

Wow, WOW, WOW!!!! I MUST HAVE that village! It is right up my alley. Oh, the possiblites are endless for each holiday with those. Now, I’m off to do some blog hopping. Fabulous job!

Robin Walston - November 18, 2011 - 8:37 am

Looking forward to all the blog posts. Thanks for the tags!

Terri - November 18, 2011 - 8:36 am

These are wonderful. I can already vision the school house all decked out for my friends. Hugs!

Stephanie - November 18, 2011 - 8:24 am

so cute!

Joan VanCourt - November 18, 2011 - 7:55 am

Wow, these are awesome. Paper crafting on the next level!!!! How creative. Thanks for sharing.

Brandi - November 18, 2011 - 7:51 am

These are darling ~ such a cute little scene! :) Thank you for the tags! :)

Amie Gaudet - November 18, 2011 - 7:49 am

Gorgeous village and a terrific blog hop.
Thanks very much for the tag and the amazing contest.

Bonita Markillie - November 18, 2011 - 7:47 am

Your village is soooo cute. Great job. Thanks

Amy Saad - November 18, 2011 - 7:44 am

Cute! I bet a gift-card would fit perfectly inside the school house doors. Great idea for teachers gift!

Darla - November 18, 2011 - 7:39 am

LOVE your little village-super cute!!

Linda Auclair - November 18, 2011 - 7:18 am

Such an adorable set, Lori! Love ’em!

Michele - November 18, 2011 - 7:18 am

YAY!!! Its finally here…I’ve been waiting all week for the blog hop! Love your designs!

jessica - November 18, 2011 - 7:18 am

What an adorable little village! Awesome job with this and I so love all your files!
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

Rachel Marie - November 18, 2011 - 7:09 am

Such a cute little village. I found your blog hop from Joy’s Life and am excited to look around your blog and see what you have.

Maria Mendoza - November 18, 2011 - 7:07 am

love the village super cute

Jenn - November 18, 2011 - 7:02 am

Love your little village :)

Debbie Linton - November 18, 2011 - 5:48 am

I love the village! It’s so pretty and creative. You are very talented!!!

Jennifer F. - November 18, 2011 - 5:28 am

I love this village! The possibilities are endless for it. Such a cute set.

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Hutcherson - November 18, 2011 - 5:17 am

This village is so cute! Adorable! Seriously, there aren’t enough fabulous adjectives to describe! Thanks so much for the blog hop. Can’t wait to see all the great projects!

Stephanie George - November 18, 2011 - 4:57 am

Thanks for the tags Lori. I could not find anything on Corri’s and I could not leave a comment on Joy’s site without logging into somewhere. Enjoyed the hop. Thanks to all for sharing.

Christine W - November 18, 2011 - 4:20 am

gorgeous village, I can see adding some snow to the top of the them.

Stephanie George - November 18, 2011 - 4:16 am

Love your village. of course I love your designs. I think most of my Silhouette files are yours. Thanks for sharing.

lois paulo - November 18, 2011 - 4:16 am

one tage missing
corri garza
nothing on her website for this bloghop
am i missing something?

lois paulo - November 18, 2011 - 4:02 am

awesome village love it

Tina Michael-Dahlmann - November 18, 2011 - 2:52 am

This village is amazing! Excellent work.


Nina - November 18, 2011 - 1:09 am

I love your designs for Silhouette. I didn’t realize you had a blog, I bookmarked it so I can return for more ideas. Love the village!

Sue - November 18, 2011 - 12:37 am

Wow, this village is truly amazing, you are very talented! Looking forward to seeing what the design team have in store for us, I am desperately in need of inspiration.


Shelly in the NW - November 17, 2011 - 11:51 pm

wow those are cute! i’m new to your blog…where have i been? i’m not sure but glad to be here. :)

Debbie Painter - November 17, 2011 - 11:27 pm

I Love your village, it’s so adorable!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Janeen - November 17, 2011 - 11:27 pm

Love your village, looks like a lot of work was put into it! Your site is always so full of inspiration! I can’t wait to see what your talented design team has for us!

Lowri McNabb - November 17, 2011 - 11:06 pm

AWESOME – I love your designs Lori and I am really looking forward to seeing what the Design Team come up with! So excited about Christmas and all the fabulous ideas

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